Classic Russian Fiction

Fathers and Sons

This book is a wonderful story of love, family, and ideas. Turgenev was banned from Russia partially for writing this book. While the story of love and a son venturing out on his own and figuring out his own path are excellently told albeit politically benign, there is a lot of talk among the characters about society, wealth/class, and the newly formed peasant class in Russia which was unpleasant for the gilded elite at the time.

Crime and Punishment

This book is one of the most acclaimed books in literature history, and it’s not hard to see why. The intensity of the writing, the passion and depth of the characters, and the mystery and intrigue of the plot all weave together into an incredible story.